Location of the Disposer Reset Button

The reset button is a red button located on the bottom or lower back side of the garbage disposer. If the garbage disposer gets jammed and the motor overloads the reset button will pop out and shut the disposer off.

To reset the disposer:

  1. Turn the wall switch to OFF.
  2. Wait two to five minutes for overload control to cool down.
  3. Depress the red reset button located on the bottom or lower back side of the disposer unit.
  4. If disposer still will not start, check the main fuse or circuit breaker and try the disposer again.
 

If the disposer is not starting after following these steps, we recommend service. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.